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31 Images Of Hong Kong Police Violently Clashing With Pro-Democracy Protesters

Hundreds of officers used batons and pepper spray Friday on protesters who mobilized after their camp was raided by police.

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3. Riot police used batons and pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters who mobilized on Friday after their camp in the Mong Kok district was raided by police before dawn.

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Riot police use pepper spray on protesters during a confrontation at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong.


10. The clashes occurred hours after police conducted a pre-dawn raid to clear away the Occupy Central protest site in Mong Kok which had blocked key streets in the city's financial hub for several days.

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Police officers clear away tents and debris after they launched a dawn raid to clear out the Occupy Central Mong Kok protest site.


12. Hundreds of police officers charged towards the camp early Friday morning, removing barricades and dismantling tents and canopies, while protesters were asleep.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Riot police remove barricades after they moved in the occupied area by pro-democracy protesters.


20. Tensions between the two sides escalated after the pre-dawn raid with large crowds of protesters gathering at the cleared camp site on Friday evening.

22. Other journalists covering the protests were also pepper sprayed and threatened by police.


A Hong Kong police officer (L) looks closely at a man (R) recording police movements with a camera.


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